stopTHINKshop, co-curated by Given Goods, TYTHE Design and miLES, was located at 75 East 4th Street in the heart of the Lower East Side.
This past weekend, Given Goods, TYTHE Design and miLES co-curated a pop-up shop in the Lower East Side as part of New York City Design Week. stopTHINKshop was our way of bringing new-to-market products that were conscientiously designed to have a positive impact through the lens of sustainable, ethical or local production. For 48 hours, we showcased products at the confluence of high-quality design and social good—highlighting how these two categories can not only coexist, but thrive together.
The shop featured everything from glassware to “seed bombs” to air plants.
Our shop featured a collection of socially innovative products from more than 20 incredible designers, companies and organizations. Air plants, zip tie neckties, antique lamps, handmade clutches and even driftwood from Hurricane Sandy were brought into our intimate space.
Those attending NYCxDesign events enjoyed stopTHINKshop as they were able to learn about the products, test them out and purchase them on the spot.
Hundreds of people visited the store, which was a departure from the usual NYCxDesign haunts. Customers interacted with the products, learned their stories and left with the knowledge that the consumption of socially responsible brands does not mean one needs to sacrifice style, quality or price.